New 2-in-1 Steam Vacuum Combo Cleaner Kills Bed Bugs on Contact

Vapor Steam Cleaner Is Combined With A 70-Micrometer HEPA Vacuum Cleaner In The Same Machine

Online PR News – 03-November-2010 – –, one of the most recognized names in the steam cleaning industry with customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries, announced today that the all-new Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steam cleaner instantly kills bed bugs and vacuums up their remains and the eggs they leave behind in one easy step.

“The new TANDEM EV1 is the first steam cleaner in the EnviroMate series equipped with a built-in HEPA vacuum,” says V.K. Dunlop of “With the TANDEM you can steam clean almost any surface, extract steam cleaning residue, or simply use it as a vacuum. The TANDEM ideal for killing bed bugs and vacuuming away their remains and eggs all at once.”

Because of a newly developed resistance to chemical pesticides, bed bugs are crawling all over the country and people in crisis are taking desperate measures. The critters are infesting homes and public places on a scale unseen in 50 years—from hotels and movie theaters to department stores and office buildings. Because bed bugs aren’t drawn to filth like cockroaches and other insects, they don’t discriminate. The tiny vampires are interested in one thing only—human blood—and even the most sterile environments have become infested.

“The tiny blood-suckers can’t swim or fly but they can thumb a ride anywhere by clinging to your clothing,” says Dunlop. “People everywhere are freaking out.”

Much of the nation is turning to dangerous chemical pesticides. But chemicals that can kill bed bug infestations are mostly ineffective, as bed bugs are building up immunity to chemicals. Some people that use insecticides anyway end up treated in hospitals.

Another problem is that chemicals can’t reach bed bugs in every nook and cranny where they hide. A highly toxic chemical called propoxur does work better than most, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned propoxur for home use in 2007 because the pesticide can damage the central nervous system of children.

“Fortunately there’s a safe, fast, economical remedy that does not involve using toxic chemicals that may put you in the hospital,” says Dunlop. “It’s called a vapor steam cleaner.”

While vapor steam cleaners are traditionally used to clean and sanitize surfaces without chemicals, professionals and consumers alike are discovering that these marvels of technology also instantly eliminate bed bugs from where they hide including in mattress seams, sheets, clothing, picture frames, furniture and structural areas like baseboards.

"Two months ago we were getting a couple of bed bug calls a week, now it's a couple of calls an hour,” says Dunlop. “The thing that people are starting to realize is that they don’t have to douse their homes in chemicals to eliminate bed bugs. The insects are rapidly killed when exposed to temperatures over 113°F.”

The 2-in-1 Reliable EnviroMate TANDEM EV1 steam cleaner and vacuum uses 245°F heated vapor steam instead of chemicals to instantly kill bed bugs and the eggs they leave behind. And because vapor particles are so small, the TANDEM can reach cracks and crevices chemicals cannot.

With a vapor steam cleaner like the TANDEM EV1, or the all-new professional-grade EnviroMate PRO EP1000, bed bugs have nowhere to hide and are a thing of the past. And because vapor steam cleaners kill bed bugs right away, they can be more economical than chemical alternatives that take several treatments.

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, is moving fast to educate consumers and businesses that finally, there's a feasible, environmentally friendly alternative to chemicals. The company markets Reliable, Vapamore and Ladybug steam cleaners worldwide. 1-800-GO-VAPOR’s top-selling Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner comes standard with Ladybug’s proprietary patented TANCS® technology. Steamers with TANCS® qualify as a disinfection device for the EPA and are scientifically proven to wipe out MRSA and VRE superbugs in five seconds. For more information, call 1-800-468-2767. is a proud member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a nationwide effort to protect families from toxic chemicals. To stay safe and avoid toxic chemicals, keep abreast of the latest news with’s Twitter account, @1800GOVAPOR.

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